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SIIA Releases Trends Report on K-12 and Postsecondary Education Technology

Posted Jun 9, 2010
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The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has announced the release of its most recent report on the K-12 and postsecondary education technology markets - officially titled the SIIA Trends Report for Education Technology.

Authored by various members of the education industry, the report highlights industry shifts and emerging trends as they relate to five main topics: K-12 learning management systems, postsecondary learning management systems, online learning, state of the states, and mobile computing.

The 2010 Trends Report for Education Technology provides members with access to key trend analyses for these five topics:

- David Longdon and Michael Jay describe trends in a report on K-12 Learning Management Systems that paint a picture of environments that augment the teacher and social learning interactions between children.

- In a report on Postsecondary Learning Management Systems, Mitchell Weisburgh looks at how the LMS has changed in postsecondary institutions, how the market is changing, and what we are likely to see in the future.

- Sue Collins and Peter Levy highlight five key trends in Online Learning that are important to members of the education technology community, spotlight some important movements to watch, then note barriers and challenges for those attempting to navigate this wealth of opportunity.

- In a State of the States report, Dr. Jim Rosso summarizes the general economic health and education direction of the states; comparing both the states' economic viability and directions in K-12 and postsecondary education, in addition to results in English Language Learners (ELL) and Pre-K education.

- In a report on Mobile Computing, Tom Greaves and Richard A. Milewski write about the rapid change in desktop computers to various types of academic mobile computing devices, representing both a concern and an opportunity for educational software publishers.

SIIA's 2010 Trends Report for Education Technology is available to members at no charge and for $149 to non-members through the association's website at

Source: Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA),

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